Samuel Jesse Hicks, age 72, of Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, passed away Saturday

Born Sept. 6, 1941 in Watauga County, he was a son of General Captain Hicks and Viola Stines Hicks. Mr. Hicks was a member of Beech Valley Baptist Church and served on the committee of the Beech Creek Cemetery. He retired from the housekeeping department at ASU. Love of family was the most important part of his life. He enjoyed the simple pleasures any outdoor activities, especially cutting and splitting firewood.

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